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jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 220
I bought seed and bought these "greenhouse on a shelf "  to plant them.  They are in a barn under garage led lights.  They have sprouted but are very thin.  Should the lid be removed?  Is my poor lighting causing this issue of long thin plants?  
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 63,143
    edited 10 February
    Yes ... that looks like extreme etiolation caused by poor light and too warm temperatures. 

    I’m afraid those plants are useless and will never amount to anything. Time to scrap them and start again. 

    But first you need to sort out some better growing conditions.

    Do you have a greenhouse or cold frame?

    Is this the right sowing time for your climate?

    Will you have enough well lit space to grow these on after pricking our into modules / pots?  It’s amazing how much space they need. 

    I wonder whether @PeggyTX might be around ... she may have some tips for growing brassicas in your region. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 220
    Ok thanks rewind
  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 220
    I had the same thing happen before but didn't know why.  Thank you
  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 220
    I think I will try planting directly in the ground.  I don't have a greenhouse 
  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 220
    got a bed ready
  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 220
    another new flower bed mad
  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 220
    planted tomatoes cauliflower brussel sprouts and broccoli 
  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 220
    first time to grow broccoli is it supposed to flower?
  • AstroAstro Posts: 245
    jamesholt said:
    first time to grow broccoli is it supposed to flower?
    No is my answer, that looks to have bolted. Flowering is the end of the cycle for bracicaes and they will do this early if they are stressed. They ideally like cool , bright and well watered conditions.
     https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/flower-stalks-form-vegetables


  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 220
    i can do well watered and bright but not the third.  should i just pull them all up and do something else?
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